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The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) recognizes the competencies of futurists and enhances their professional development. As trend analysts, keynote speakers, project managers or expert consultants, APF's credentialed members help stakeholders cultivate strategic foresight on the horizons they face. If you are a practicing futurist find out how you can join us at Apply Online
  • Connect to other futurists around the world
  • Exchange ideas and share experiences 
  • Enhance your professional practice

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Learn how a futurist can expand your team's horizons by visiting our FAQ. Then join our mailing list as a non-member to stay abreast of our activities by clicking Subscribe. Search our Member Directory to find a professional futurist in your sector or region. Or as an employer, post a contract job for a futurist or post a RFP for a professional services firm to our APF Career Center

Featured Membersmore
Jason SwansonJason SwansonEducation Futurist & Policy Analyst
Bridgette Engeler NewburyBridgette Engeler NewburyLife, Design & Dream Branding
Lee ShuppLee ShuppForesight, Innovation & Design
Calendar more

1/30/2020 » 2/1/2020
Shaping the Future 2020

3/24/2020 » 3/26/2020
3-Day Applied Foresight Accelerator

3/30/2020 » 4/1/2020
2020 International Conference on Industry, Business and Social Sciences

4/1/2020
APF Connect: New Members Meet Up

4/27/2020 » 5/1/2020
Professional Certificate in Foresight

Videosmore
Peter BishopPeter BishopTeach the Future
2019 APF Futures Festival2019 APF Futures FestivalWhat Is Our Desired Future?
Jay GaryJay GaryAPF New Platform
Compass more
Compass-October 2029October 2019
In this edition of the Compass, APF members will find: - Richard Hames on the challenge of making an impact - Andrew Curry, Wendy Schultz, and Tanja Hichert review the Scenarios '18 conference + More items and news from the APF's first ProDev in Mexico, Most Significant Futures Works, and new books from APF members.
Forums more
APF hosts a Member-Only forum where discussions take place related to foresight practice, whether trends, issues, events, questions, or book and project notices. The Member Forum allows our members to subscribe to on going discussions. There are two levels of subscriptions.

- Forum Level: be notified when new topics are added to the forum.
- Topic Level: be notified when new comments are made on a specific topic.
 


Daily Feed more
APF members receive daily feed posts as an advantage to their membership. These posts inform our members of the latest foresight developments, events, publications, professional development opportunities, podcasts, videos, and etc.
- Grants: Innovative Software Solutions for Social Science Researchers
- Trend Impact Analysis: Social Futures
- Update: List of the World’s Top Female Futurists
- Podcast: Scenarios for a Post-Aging Future

Career Center more
APF offers its Career Center to match up professional futurists with marketplace opportunities, whether part-time as sub-contractors or full-time employment.
- Internship Strategic Industry Foresight (m/f/d)- Program Management Analyst-Strategic Foresight - Technologist - Lecturer for Foresight and Global Trends - Chief Strategy Officer - Unit Manager Strategic Foresight
APF Emerging Fellowsmore
Sarah SkidmoreSarah SkidmoreWhy is a thriving Africa critical to the future?
Kevin JaeKevin JaeWhy is migration important to understand?
Kimberly DanielsKimberly DanielsWhat is the Heartland and why is it important?